CURSO SHERTON Inglés en 52 semanas

Future in the Past
Future in the Past

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El tiempo Future in Past responde a la pregunta: What was going to happen? = ¿Qué iba a pasar? o What was going to be happening? = ¿Qué iba a estar pasando?. Se forma: Sujeto + was/were + going to + verbo en presente (I was going to work). Sujeto + was/were + going to + be + verbo en progresivo (I was going to be working).

  1. Present
I work
I am working
  2. Present perfect
I have worked
I have been working
  3. Past
I worked
I was working
  4. Past perfect
I had worked
I had been working
  5. Future
I will work
I will be working
  6. Future perfect
I will have worked
I will have been working
  7. Future (going to)
I am going to work
I am going to be working
  8. Future perfect (going to)
I am going to have worked
I am going to have been working
  9. Future in past
I was going to work
I was going to be working
10. Future perfect in past
I was going to have worked
I was going to have been working
11. Conditional
I would work
I would be working
12. Conditional perfect
I would have worked
I would have been working
13. Modals
I (can, could, ...) work
I (can, could, ...) be working
14. Modals + have
I (can, could, ...) have worked
I (can, could, ...) have been working
15. Imperative
Work!
Let's work!
Simple Tenses - Continuous Tenses

Future in the Past

What was going to happen? - ¿Qué iba a pasar?
I was going to work - Iba a trabajar
  • I am sorry. I was going to call you but then I forgot.
    Lo lamento. Te iba a llamar pero lo olvidé.
  • We were going to take the foreign visitors around town, but they never arrived.
    Íbamos a llevar a los visitantes extranjeros a conocer la ciudad, pero nunca llegaron.
  • James was going to print his paper, but the printer was not working.
    James iba a imprimir su trabajo, pero la impresora no estaba funcionando.
  • Mr. Drake was going to fix his car, but it was too expensive.
    El Sr. Drake iba a reparar su auto, pero era demasiado costoso.
  • That singer was going to record a new album but then she got sick.
    Esa cantante iba a grabar un álbum nuevo pero se enfermó.
  • We were not going to swim in the river.
    No íbamos a nadar en el río.
  • The plane was not going to depart at 6:00.
    El avión no iba a partir a las 6:00.
  • Was he going to buy tickets for the concert?
    ¿Él iba a comprar entradas para el concierto?
  • Were they going to move to South Africa?
    ¿Ellos iban a mudarse a Sudáfrica?

Future in the Past – Continuous form

What was going to be happening? - ¿Qué iba a estar pasando?
I was going to be working - Iba a estar trabajando
  • Mrs. Jones was going to be working in her garden, but it was too cold to be outdoors.
    La Sra. Jones iba a estar trabajando en el jardín, pero hacía demasiado frío para estar afuera.
  • Alan was going to be repairing the front door when the tenants arrived.
    Alan iba a estar reparando la puerta de entrada cuando llegaran los inquilinos.
  • The boys had lost their tent so they were going to be sleeping under the trees.
    Los niños habían perdido la carpa entonces iban a estar durmiendo bajo los árboles.
  • They were not going to be painting their apartment on a wet day.
    No iban a estar pintando el departamento un día húmedo.
  • Was Peter going to be calling her during the baseball game?
    ¿Peter iba a estar llamándola durante el partido de baseball?

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